Tag: "Leadership"

The Art and Impact of Influence

Leadership is very much an art form and its skills include the art of influencing others. Since there is definitely a creative element to affecting human behaviour, influencing is much more an art than a science. And while there is a science to be gleaned from great leaders, the plethora of words which surround them are uniquely emotive: committed, focus, belief, courage, understanding, action-oriented, adaptability, experience, passion, trust, vision, and resolve. All of this is integral to influence.

The Impact of Introverts and the Quiet Revolution

Is it possible that introverts are poised to take over the world—or maybe just the workplace to start? The reality is that introverts make up at least one third of our workforce, and yet it’s clear that while our society recognizes outspoken extroverts as successful business drivers, we undervalue the innovative contributions that our quieter and less visible employees make.

How then do we acknowledge and enable quiet competence to breakthrough in our workplace?

The Human Touch Advantage: Strong Leadership Embodies HR Mindset

In a world of widgets, what sets those leading organizations apart, time after time, regardless of size or industry? In a word, mindset—more accurately, the HR mindset with its prevailing ethos of keeping people first in the minds of decision-makers.

Listening Levels Up Leadership

Experienced and natural leaders know the power of listening, observing and asking careful questions to fully connect with their employees. Some leaders are naturally good listeners, but for most it is an acquired skill. Dianne Schilling shared “10 Steps to Effective Listening” in Forbes, which speak directly towards enhancing every leader’s communication skills.

The Four Keys to Increasingly Complex Change

Change is no longer interpreted in terms of being gradual, steady, progressive or linear; rather, the defining terminology revolves around the lexicon of hyper-fast, disruptive, transformative or non-linear. Consequently, the rules that have traditionally tried to encapsulate the phenomenon of change are also going through multiple revisions rapidly as past becomes an increasingly irrelevant predictor of the future.

The HR Mindset: Keeping People First

For years now, HR professionals have heard that they need to understand their organization’s business to be effective. The question is—does business understand HR?

Are You Brave Enough for Managerial Courage?

The term “managerial courage” was really borne from a need for brave leaders in the workplace: a willingness for a manager to stand up for what’s right, have their team’s back, refuse to sign up for an impossible deadline, or admit they don’t have all of the answers.

Life Of The ‘Office’ Party: Managers’ Holiday Party Gaffes Revealed

A recent survey of executives explored a few of managers’ worst moments at holiday parties and offers tips on how to enjoy a holiday party.

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